Innerwick Primary has registered with the Rag Bag Appeal Scheme this week.
This is a textile recycling initiative that has been developed to;-
- Raise awareness about Textile Recycling
- Increase recycling rates, helping the environment and also helping local authorities to acheive recycling targets
- Generate funds for schools and charity organisations
The first Innerwick Primary School Rag Bag appeal will take place around April 2009.
The school will be provided with recycling bags that will be sent home with each child. You should fill the bag with any unwanted textiles. These include adult’s and children’s clothes, paired shoes, hats, bags, belts, curtains, towels and bed linen. It is important that you remember to pair shoes by tying the laces together, or pair shoes with an elastic band. The textiles can be of any quality and can include anything that is ripped or even has buttons missing!!!
The filled recycling bags should then be brought into school. They will then be collected, taken away and weighed and within about 2 weeks the school will receive a cheque based on how heavy the collected textiles were! Rag Bag Appeal pays £300 per tonne for the first two collections.
We hope that you are able to support this initiative and ask that you keep your eyes open for further information early in the New Year.